We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Lis Viegas | Musician, DJ & Yoga Teacher

I believe this question is important for any career or business. The most important thing I’ve learned is to always be yourself. We are all unique individuals and the more you embrace being yourself, the more you’ll be connected and aligned with what you want to achieve – especially if you’re an artist or musician. Read more>>

Brent Perkins | Wedding & Elopement Photographer

Being small business owners has come with many lessons along the way. The number one lesson that Sarah and I would have to say we’ve learned over the past few years is learning to be adaptable. Owning and operating a business has its own set of challenges and it can be super easy to have expectations for what your life will look like day to day or where your business is going to go etc… We’ve definitely been caught up in combating our expectations with reality over the past few years and it’s been a learning curve. In the past, working for another business/company as an employee, we were much more able to have our expectations and have them be met; at least in a more consistent way. Read more>>

Patrick Butler | Freelance Motion Designer & Animator

Art is valuable. Beauty is valuable. “Starving artist” doesn’t have to be a thing. There are more opportunities than ever to build a career around creativity. People want beauty in their lives and they are willing to pay for it. Read more>>

Fiorella Rossel Borkert | Creative Upcycler & Co-Founder

The most important lesson I have learned is to stay humble, no matter how much you think you may know about a topic or a particular industry. Read more>>